Mindy Aloff

Mindy Aloff is the author of Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation and Night Lights, a collection of poems, and the editor of several books, including Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World by Agnes de Mille and Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom, and Modern Dance. Her essays on and reviews of dance, literature, film, and music have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Threepenny Review, The Dancing Times, and many other periodicals and anthologies in the U.S. and Europe. A past fellow of the Woodrow Wilson and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundations and a past winner of a Whiting Writers Award, she currently edits the newsletter of the Dance Critics Association and teaches (dance history, dance criticism, dance and film, the personal essay) at Barnard College.